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COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, IL - Part 1
Submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener

Montgomery County was formed 12 Feb. 1821 from Madison County and Bond County.

By a law passed in 1821, effective in 1822, three commissioners were to be elected biennially until 1838. The three commissioners elected in 1838 drew lots of one, two, and three years to determine their length of term. Thereafter, until 1849, one commissioner was elected each year to serve a three-year term.

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Part 1

[Clicking on a name will take you to family data submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]

Date Elected or Serving Names
07 Apr 1821 --
John Beck, John McAdams, John Seward
02 Sep 1822 --
Newton Coffey and Harris Reavis
06 Sep 1824 --
Samuel Parr, James Walker, Anthony Street
18 Aug 1828 --
William Griffith, Joseph Williams, James Bostic
09 Aug 1830 --
James Bostic, Joseph Williams, Lloyd Martin

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Part 2

Date Elected or Serving Names
3 Sep 1832 --
Aaron Casey, Thomas Mann, John Misenhamer
1 Sep 1834 --
William Griffith, Richard Bradley, Joseph Williams
5 Sep 1836 --
James Wilson, Jacob File, John Misenhamer
3 Sep 1838 --
William McDavid, Thomas Jones, James Wilson
5 Aug 1839 --
Andrew Burk
3 Aug 1840 --
D D Shumway
2 Aug 1841 --
William McDavid
1 Aug 1842 --
Andrew Burk
7 Aug 1843 --
Israel Fogleman
5 Aug 1844 --
Spartin Grisham
4 Aug 1845 --
Alfred Bliss
3 Aug 1846 --
Israel Fogleman
2 Aug 1847 --
Bazzle Hill
7 Aug 1848 --
Alfred Bliss


Notes:
1822-1823 term -- The third commissioner was not recorded at the first meeting after the regular election. On 5 May 1823, Richard Baker met with Coffey and Reavis and on 5 Aug. 1823 -- James Wilson met with them.
1824-1825 -- Term Joseph Williams met with Walker and Street on 6 June 1825.
1826-1827 -- Term County and State records are incomplete; but, Easton Whitten, James Wilson, and Jacob Cress were recorded as the commissioners meeting on 4 June 1827.

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Family Data on Commissioners
(sources for data)

Part 1
RICHARD BAKER
We were unable to find any additional information on this man.

JOHN BECK
b. 1780-90 NC
m. #1 Fanny Askorn
[I have not found any other record of this. lbr]
#2 3 Feb. 1814 Adair Co. KY - Nancy Blair
b. abt 1798 NC d. 3 Jan 1851 Montgomery Co IL
d/o Colbert and Jane Murray Blair
d. 23 Jan. 1844 Montgomery Co IL
children:
1. William b. 1803 KY m. 25 Mar. 1824 Lucinda Freeman d. 14 Nov. 1863
2. Edward b. 11 Nov. 1806 m. 15 Mar. 1830 Ann Freeman d. 10 Sept. 1856
[If Wm & Edw are his children, they are by Fannie - I have no confirmation on them. I'm connected through the Blairs. lbr]
3. Jane b. 1814-1820 m. 5 Apr. 1837 Harvey Hamilton Webb d. by 1844
4. Paul O. b. 1816 IL m. 25 Mar. 1833 Martha Beck d. 10 Feb. 1855
5. Sarah "Sally" b. 1814-1820 m. 5 June 1844 in Bond Co IL to George W. Beck
6. Meeky M. b. 3 Sept. 1821 m. 6 Apr. 1847 Daniel Sellers d. 7 May 1893
7. Washington b. 1822 in. Jestin Burris
[I do not show a Washington Beck in this line.]
8. Susannah M. b. 1814-1820 m. 12 Apr 1849 Benton Beck
9. Elizabeth Aretemissa b. 1825 IL m. 20 Mar.1845 John Russell d. 15 Oct. 1855
10. Colbert b. 1825 d. 1851-52
11. Ruth Isabella b. 3 Aug. 1828 m. 18 Mar. 1850 Samuel Sellers d. 14 May 1864
12. Joseph P. b. 7 Mar. 1830
13. Nancy Telitha b. 8 Dec. 1832 m. 18 Sept. 1858 John Russell
14. Mary J. b. 28 June 1834 m. 13 Apr 1856 William Jackson Wood d. in 1860's
15. John P. b. 6 Mar. 1837 East Fork Twp. in. 26 Feb. 1861 Nancy J. Brown
d. 3 Nov. 1910
John Beck settled on the Vandalia Road east of East Fork in 1819. He erected the first ox-powered mill in Fillmore on the Hurricane Creek in 1825. He engaged in milling, coopering, distilling, blacksmithing, and farming.
[Since I have researched this line through the Blair side, I have updated this listing as of my research to 2009. Anyone researching the Blair line is welcome to contact Lynn Reener who will be happy to share information.]

JAMES BOSTIC
b. 18 Aug. 1804
m. 24 Feb. 1829 Montgomery Co. IL - Mary Barlow
d. 3 Dec. 1841 bur. McCord aka Bear Creek Cemetery
par. Ezra and Drusilla (Liles) Bostic
children:
1. John b. 20 Dec. 1830
2. Ezra T. b. 24 Jan. 1831 m. 27 Aug. 1851 Emily Rountree Clark
3. Elizabeth R. b. 2 Oct. 1832 m. 22 July 1860 Charles Hughes d. 28 Oct. 1903
4. Austin B. b. 21 Sep 1834 m. 15 Dec 1863 Mary E. Cooper #2 Delila E. ______
d. 17 Jan.1892

NEWTON COFFEY
b. 1773 or 1778 NC
in. #1 Sarah Meredith
#2 29 June 1848 Bond Co. IL - Mary Ann Anderson
d. 16 Aug. 1858 bur. Wright Cemetery, Fillmore Twp., Montgomery Co. IL
children:
1. Cleveland Sale b. 24 Jun 1803 Wilkes Co. NC m. 26 Apr. 1836 Harriet Louisa Greer
d. 21 July 1892
2. Patsey Martha b. 1804 NC m. 27 Dec. 1821 John Reavis
3. Ruth Eliza b. 1808 KY m. 6 Oct. 1825 William Reavis - resided in Bond Co.
4. Thomas L. b. 1800-10 m. 20 July 1826 Nancy Bradley - moved to CA
5. Nancy b. 1810 KY m. 7 Feb. 1831 Thomas Wiley
6. Colbert L. b. 1811 m. 16 July 1847 Bond Co. to Miley Davis d. 5 Jan. 1849
7. Murray - youngest child died when about grown
Newton Coffey moved from Adair Co., KY to Bond Co., IL in 1817 settling just south of Montgomery Co. on Jett's Prairie. In 1818, he moved to Montgomery Co. near the present county seat of Hillsboro. On 30 June 1823, he donated 20 acres to the county and the town of Hillsboro was laid out.

JACOB CRESS
b. 26 Dec. 1779 NC
m. 6 Aug. 1806 Cabarrus Co. NC - Catherine Bost
d. 10 Nov. 1865 bur. Cress Hill Cemetery, Hillsboro Twp.
par. Nicholas and Katherine ( ) Kress - original spelling
children:
1. Absalom b. 25 Oct. 1807 m. 5 Sept. 1829 Catherine Fogleman d. 22 May 1855
2. Sophia b. 26 Mar. 1809 m. 31 Mar. 1831 Solomon Harkey d. 21 Dec. 1878
3. Rebecca Margaret b. 12 Dec. 1813 m. 9 Jan 1834 David E. Gregory d. 2 May 1908
4. Mary "Polly" b. 1816 m. 19 Nov. 1835 Martin Harkey d. 11 June 1882
5. Jacob Jr. b. 18 May 1818 Harrisburg, Washington Co. IN m. 23 June 1840 Helena Scherer d. 1 July 1903
6. Sarah B. b. 18 Apr. 1820 m. 21 Mar. 1839 Thomas McNitt d.21 Jan. 1920
7. Lavina b. 19 Feb. 1822 m. 15 Oct. 1840 Eli Scherer d. 3 Oct. 1844
8. Caroline Nancy b. 1 Mar. 1823 m. 18 Apr. 1850 Daniel C. Lingenfelter
9. and 10. - names unknown
Jacob Cress came to Montgomery County in the summer of 1818. He was a cabinet maker and farmer.

WILLIAM GRIFFITH
b. 1791 TN
m. Phoebe Parrish
d. 1849-1850 bur. Clear Springs Cemetery, Hillsboro Twp.
children:
1. John b. 27 March 1806 White Co. TN m. 25 March 1830 Harriet Pyatt d. 20 July 1895
2. Patience b. 1810 m. 10 Nov. 1831 James Parrish
3. Isaac b. 1820 TN
4. James b. 1823 IL - moved to Schuyler Co. IL
5. Joseph b. 1826 IL
6. Anthony b. 1828 IL d. 25 July 1851

JOHN MC ADAMS
d. either in Iowa or Quincy IL
par. Joseph McAdams Sr.
John came to Montgomery County between 1817 and 1819. The first court was held in his home. He had left the county by 1833.

LLOYD MARTIN
A Lloyd Martin is listed as an early settler of the town of Hillsboro.
[We have no family data on Lloyd Martin. ]

SAMUEL PARR
m. Nancy
Samuel Parr settled in Montgomery Co. by July 1820. He owned a water grist mill.

HARRIS REAVIS
Harris Reavis came to Montgomery County in 1817 and settled on Dry Fork Creek. He built a cabin in the southeast corner of Fillmore Twp. where he lived until his death. The first marriage in the township was that of his son, John, and Patsey d/o Newton Coffey. According to one source, Harris Reavis was occasionally called upon to preach.
[Harris Reavis b. Dec 1754, Northampton Co NC d. 29 May 1838 Montgomery Co IL
children: Mary w/o Isham Reavis, Sarah w/o Joseph Wright, Martha w/o Aaron Casey, Noah h/o Lany Wiloby, John h/o Martha Coffey, Hiram h/o Lucy Ward, William h/o Ruth Eliza Coffey, and Frances w/o Simon Landers - Rev War veteran - member of Hurricane Baptist Church]

JOHN SEWARD
b. 10 June 1765 probably N.J.
m. Mary
d. 1 Apr. 1847
bur. Oak Grove Cemetery
Children:
1. Israel b. 3 Sept. 1795 Vernon, Sussex Co. N.J. m. Margaret Slayback
2. John Butler b. 1790-1800 m. #1 7 Feb. 1818 Hamilton Co. Ohio to Mary Swallow
#2 Eliza A.S.L. _____ d. 18 June 1894
3. Harriet C. m. 22 Dec. 1822 William H. Brown d. 9 Sept. 1883
4. Martha Maria b. 28 Mar. 1800 N.Y. m. 28 Oct. 1819 Hamilton Co. Ohio to George Burnap
d. 1 Feb. 1865
5. Daniel b. 1790-1800 m. Nancy Courson d. 30 Dec. 1842
6. George
7. James
8. Abigail in. Duncan McVicker d. 1833
John Seward settled at what was known as Seward's Grove near Butler in 1817 or 1818. He was a Col. in the War of 1812.

ANTHONY STREET
Possibly a brother to Rev. James Street. He made gunpowder at the pepper-mill for the settlers in South Litchfield Township.
[We have no family data on Anthony Street.]

JAMES WALKER
b. 1760 VA
m. Nancy
d. 6 Aug. 1845 bur. Wright Cemetery
Children :
1. Andrew b. 28 Sept. 1813 m. 14 Sept. 1833 Elizabeth Harmon in Montgomery Co.
#2... 13 Aug. 1835 Mira Mayfield in Montgomery Co. d. 28 June 1863
2. John b. 1812 KY m. 6 Oct. 1839 Winnie Mayfield in Montgomery Co.; d. 26 July 1847
3. James b. abt 1814 KY m. Oct. 1832 Mary "Polly" Cress d. 26 July 1847 Bond Co.
4. Anna m. 1825 Samuel McKittrick in Montgomery Co.
5. Nancy b. 1800 m. 29 Apr. 1821 Samuel Prater in Montgomery Co. d. 11 Oct. 1865 Bond Co.
6. Dicy m. 22 Jan 1822 Brice Prater in Montgomery Co. - resided in Bond Co.
7. William m. 11 Apr. 1835 Sally Renshaw in Montgomery Co.
8. Michael H. b, 1800-10 m. 25 Apr. 1825 Sally Johnson in Montgomery Co.
9. Sarah b. 1790-1800 m. Hiram Elmore d. bef. 1843
10. Lawrence m. 24 Dec. 1829 Nancy Roberts in Montgomery Co. IL
James Walker came to St. Clair Co., IL from Russell Co. KY about 1818 and on to Montgomery Co. by 1821

EASTON WHITTEN
b. 22 Feb. 1784 Newberry Dist. SC
m. 6 Dec. 1808 Warren Co. KY - Wilmouth Johnson
par. Elijah and Charity (Duckett) Whitten
Children:
1. Margaret b. 2 Feb. 1810 KY m. 30 July 1831 in Montgomery Co. Samuel Casey d. 6 Oct. 1859
2. Sally b. 26 Sept. 1813 KY m. 14 Dec. 1833 in Montgomery Co. Richard Alexander d. 19 Dec. 1853
3. Elizabeth b. 7 May 1315 m. 22 Nov. 1835 in Montgomery Co. John Casey Jr. d. 7 Nov. 185
4. Thomas A. b. 10 July 1817 KY m. 3 Dec. 1840 Fayette Co. Elizabeth Kirk d. 9 May 1890
5 Easton b. 6 June 1819 KY m. 5 Nov. 1841 Mary Bost d. 27 Mar. 1889 Sumner Co KS
6. Mary b. 26 Mar. 1821 Montgomery Co. IL m. 8 Nov. 1849 in Montgomery Co. Jarrett Wright
d. 25Oct. 1897
7. Martha in, 28 Oct. 1848 Elijah Claypol
8. Infant - name unk.
Easton Whitten came to Montgomery Co. from KY in 1819 or 1820 and settled a tract of land on Dry Fork.

JOSEPH B. WILLIAMS
b. 1783 TN
m. Sarah _____
c. 19 June 1846 bur Donnellson
children:
1. James B b. 14 Oct 1806 m. 11 May 1835 Montgomery Co IL to Margaret A Patton
d. 26 Jul 1892
2. Alexander T. b. 1808 KY m. 19 Jan 1837 Martha Ewing Knight d. 8 June 1894
3. David M. b. 1811 KY m. 6 June 1833 Montgomery Co. Mary Bartlett d. 1861 KS
4. Martha W. b. 1813 m. Vincent Cruthis d. 3 May 1846
5. William M. b. 1814 KY m. 16 May 1844 Montgomery Co. Bathsheba Johes
6. Nancy Ann b. 29 Oct. 1816 m. 11 Dec. 1834 in Montgomery Co. William Riley Hampton; d. 28 Apr. 1900
7. Joseph Thompson b. 1 Nov. 1818 m. 5 Dec. 1844 in Montgomery Co. Drucilla Ann Knight
d. 21 Aug. 1894
8. Sarah Jane b. 1817 TN m. 5 Feb. 1839 in Montgomery Co. Thomas Matthew Davis
9. Rebecca A. b. 1825 IL m. 17 Dec. 1846 in Montgomery Co. Thomas F. Jones
10. John A. d. 23 Sept. 1846 Matamoros Mexico during Mexican War (Company C)

JAMES W. WILSON
b. 1784 NC
m. Rebecca Armstrong
d. 31 Aug. 1855 bur. King Cemetery
Children:
1. George b. 1823 IL
2. Elizabeth b. 1825 IL
3. Lusk b. 1827 IL m. 19 July 1854 in Montgomery Co. Eliza M. Roberts
4. Hiram b. 1831 IL
THE WILSON FAMILY OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY, IL, IND., AND KY by Lynda Pavlik states that James was born bet. 1810 and 1815 the s/o John and Ruth or Rachel (Wilborn/Wilburn) Wilson. He served in the Black Hawk War, was the 3rd Montgomery Co. Sheriff, twice county commissioner, and took the Montgomery Co. Census.


COUNTY COMMISSIONERS - MONTGOMERY COUNTY, IL
Part 2


Date Elected or Serving Names
3 Sep 1832 -- Aaron Casey, Thomas Mann, John Misenhamer
1 Sep 1834 -- William Griffity, Richard Bradley, Joseph Williams
5 Sep 1836 -- James Wilson, Jacob File, John Misenhamer
3 Sep 1838 -- William McDavid, Thomas Jones, James Wilson
5 Aug 1839 -- Andrew Burk
3 Aug 1840 -- D D Shurmway
2 Aug 1841 -- William McDavid
1 Aug 1842 -- Andrew Burk
7 Aug 1843 -- Israel Fogleman
5 Aug 1844 -- Spartin Grisham
4 Aug 1845 -- Alfred Bliss
3 Aug 1846 -- Israel Fogleman
2 Aug 1847 -- Bazzle Hill
7 Aug 1848 -- Alfred Bliss

ALFRED BLISS
b. 29 May 1811 Vt.
m. 4 Mar. 1834 NH - Direxia Haines Knowles
d. 8 Feb. 1899 Effingham Co., IL
par. Soloman. Bliss
children:
1. Eliza A. b. 1835 Vt. m. James S. Moody
2. Electa J. b. 1838 Vt. m. E.C. Devore d. 1890 Carthage, MO
3. George Alfred b. 1841 IL in. Margaret A. d. 1910 Montgomery Co.
4. Alice D. b. 1843 m. Lyman C. Allen
5, Charles W. b. 8 Jan. 1846 Fillmore Twp., Montgomery Co. m. 15 Oct. 1872
5. Elizabeth J Phillips
6 Ellen J. b. 1849 IL m. John C. White -- resided in Effingham Co. IL
7 and 8. names unknown

Alfred Bliss came to Montgomery Co. in 1838 and engaged in farming in Fillmore Twp. where he owned several hundred acres. In 1860, he entered in the itinerant ministry-of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In Effingham County, Illinois-Past and Present compiled by the Effingham Regional Historical Society in 1968, Ellen Bliss White recalled that during the Civil War she and her sister Alice hid the silver and jewelry in the garden and that a hired man slept in the orchard with a gun. She spoke of her parents' log cabin being the only one with window glass and a cook stove. According to Mrs. White the first Methodist religious services were held in her parents' cabin.

RICHARD BRADLEY
b. 1780-90
m. Sarah "Sally"
children:
1. Lawrence b. 1800-10 m. 29 July 1830 Fatima Hind d. 1837
2. William b. 1810-20 m. 21 Oct. 1831 Nancy Webb
3. Elizabeth m. 22 Aug. 1839 John M. Mayfield
4. Nancy b. 1810-20 m. 20 July 1826 Thomas Coffee
5. Katherine m. 6 June 1836 James Tucker

ANDREW BURK/BURKE
b. 16 May 1805 VA
m. Rachel T. Burnett
d. 9 Dec. 1860 bur. Bost Hill Cemetery
par. John and Catherine (Barlow) Burk
children:
1. John R. b. 1833 IL m. 9 Feb. 1860 Alida Louisa J. Russell
2. Andrew J. b. abt. 1837 d. 10 May 1865
3. James W. b. 1838
4. Samuel H. b. 1841 m. 2 Jan. 1865 Margaret File
5. Henry J. b. 1843 m. 10 Sept. 1862 Eliza File
6. Elizabeth Jane b. 1846 m. Gilbert P. Potter
7. Mary Ann b. 29 Dec. 1827 Smith Co. TN m. 29 Feb. 1848 James B. McDavid

AARON CASEY
b. 1792 North or South Carolina
m. 2 Dec. 1812 Warren Co. KY - Martha "Patsey" Reavis
children:
1. Mary "Polly" b. 1815-1820 m. 17 Oct. 1832 James Walker
Aaron Casey and his father-in-law, Harris Revis, settled near a large spring along the Hurricane Creek in the spring of 1817. Both men preached on occasion.

JACOB FILE
b. 1805 Cabarrus Co. N.C.
m. Caroline Cress
d. 26 Mar. 1844 bur. Bost Hill Cemetery
children:
1. William b. 1817 N.C. m. 30 Jan. 1842 Elizabeth Whitten
2. Malissah Dianah b. 8 July 1826 m. 11 Apr. 1848 John Sanders d. 31 Aug. 1868 Pana IL
3. George H. b. 12 June 1828 N.C. m. 25 Mar. 1852 Susanna L. Cress d. 24 Apr. 1892
4. Philip b. 1831 IL m 16 Dec. 1852 Sarah Troutman
5. Sophia b. 1833
6. Catharine b. 1834
7. Edmund b. 1838 IL
8. Caroline Nancy b. 1840
9. Mary b. 1844 m. 9 Nov. 1863 William F. Sanders d. 3 Apr. 1867 Pana, IL

ISRAEL FOGLEMAN
b. 17 June 1812 Cabarrus Co. N.C.
m. 29 Nov. 1838 Montgomery Co. IL - Eliza Jane Corlew
d. 17 June 1876 bur. Crabtree Cemetery
par. Melchoir and Elizabeth (Meisenheimer) Fogleman children:
1. Philip Melchoir b. abt 1859 d. 1 Nov. 1880 never married
2. Nancy E. b. 20 Jul 1848 d. 10 Nov. 1851
3. Minerva Florence b. Dec. 1863 d. 29 Aug. 1864
4. Martha N. b. 10 Nov. 1848 d. 9 Feb. 1853
5. Lucy E b. abt July 1841 d. 10 Nov 1854 [I do not show her in my records.]
6. Alida Moriah b. 4 Aug 1854 m. 2 Aug 1882 George W Butler
7. Joel Nelson b. 18 May 1856 d. 19 Aug 1894
8. William D. b. 30 Jan. 1866 d. 6 Aug. 1887 Granada CA
9. Mary Jane b. 19 Mar. 1845 m. 14 Dec 1865 WilliamR. Blackwelder
10. Sarah Louisa b. 3 Sep 1852 m. 6 Feb 1873 Green Wesley Bandy; m. #2... 15 Oct 1881 William F Ramey
10. Amanda Emerline b. 20 Nov. 1846 m. 6 Aug 1878 William R. Blackwelder
11. John Wilkes b. 7 Jan. 1851
Israel Fogleman came with his parents to Montgomery Co. in late fall of 1818. He served in Capt. Levi Boone's Company during the Black Hawk War for which he received 80 acres of land. He served as a Justice of the Peace, school trustee, and county commissioner. He was a democrat and father of 14 children.
[Since I have researched this line through the Corlew side, I have updated this listing as of my research to 2009. Anyone researching Corlew is welcome to contact me. I'm always glad to share my research.]

WILLIAM GRIFFITH

SPARTIN/SPARTAN GRISHAM
b 1810 Spartansburg Dist SC
m. 21 May 1829 Montgomery Co IL to Mary Mansfield
d. 9 Dec 1853
par. Austin and Fanny (Powers) Grisham
children:
1. Nancy Jane b. 1831 m. 25 Mar 1851 Montgomery Co IL to Winferd Hix
2. Mary E b. 1836 m. 13 Dec 1853 Montgomery Co IL to Andrew E Deshane
3. Sarah A b. 1838 m. 14 Jan 1864 Montgomery Co IL to Owen Snook
4. Rebecca Lavina b. 1840 m. 11 Dec 1856 Montgomery Co IL to Elias Garrison
5. John b. 1842
6. Ann b. 1844
7. James b. 1847
8. Samantha b. 1850
Among the first settlers in Grisham Twp was Spartin Grisham in the year 1819. he settled in the southern part and improved a farm. He came to IL from TN and was a man of character and influence. A Spartin Grisham owned a modest distillery in South Litchfield Twp and made whiskey which passed as a legal tender at 50 cents a gallon. There was also a Spartin Grisham who was a school commissioner from 1862 - 1866.

[Please Note: There were either 2 Spartin Grishams or some of the data found is incorrect! Please bear this in mind when you are researching.]


BAZZLE/BASIL HILL
b. 1803 KY
m. 6 Dec. 1827 Warren Co. KY - Nancy Hess
d. 1851 Pana IL bur. Zion Cemetery, Montgomery Co.
Bazzle Hill came to Montgomery Co. about 1832 and settled near the central part of Audubon Twp.

THOMAS JONES
b. 29 June 1790
m. Mary_____
d. 29 Jan 1846 bur. Donnellson Cemetery par. William and Elizabeth (_____) Jones
"Possible" children:
1. James Y Jones b. 1816 TN m. 20 Oct 1836 Montgomery Co Il to Arthusa Beck
d. 17 Jan 1879
2. Amos T
3. E G b. 1821 TN
4. Thomas F b. 1825 TN m. 17 Dec 1846 Montgomery Co IL to Rebecca Williams
5. Mary b. 1831 IL
6 Nancy b. 1834 IL

WILLIAM McDAVID
b. 1790 Scott Co. VA
m. 1819 Franklin Co. TN - Elizabeth Johnson
d. 14 Feb. 1866 East Fork Twp., Montgomery Co.
bur. McDavid Point Cemetery
par. Patrick McDavid
Children:
1. William Carroll b. 1 Mar. 1820 IL m. 11 Mar. 1841 Bond Co. IL - Martha L. Hunter d. 7 July 1899
2. James B. b. 31 Mar. 1821 E. Fork Twp. m. 29 Feb. 1848 Montgomery Co. - Mary E. Burke d. 5 Oct. 1894
3. John T. b. 8 Feb. 1821 E. Fork Twp. m. 1 May 1845 Bond Co., IL - Edna Jane Knight d. Sep 1905
4. Jesse J. b. 1826 (twin) m. 25 Jan. 1849 Jane Izia Brown - moved to CA
5. Nancy M. b. 1826 (twin) m. 11 Jan 1849 Montgomery Co.--John H. Barringer
6. Emily Jane b. 1829 m. 9 July 1845 Montgomery Co. - Joshua H. Wilson d. 11 May 1849
7. Melinda Harriet b. 2 Feb. 1831 m. 27 Mar. 1851 Montgomery Co. - William B. Poland
d. 5 Mar. 1870
8 Rev. Thomas W. b. 6 Sept. 1833 m. 3 June 1860 Louisa J. Blackburn d. 21 Nov. 1913
9 Infant dau. b. bet. 1835 and 1840 and d. by 1850
William McDavid moved to MO when 16 years old with a brother, James. He then moved to TN for 12 years. He served in the War of 1812, the Seminole Indian War, and during the Black Hawk War he served first as a 4th sergeant in Levi Boone's Co and then as a pvt. in Hiram Rountree's Co. He settled on the Hurricane Creek in 1816-17.

THOMAS MANN
m. Jane
d. Aug. 1835
children:
1 Mary Jane b. 21 Aug. 1820
2 Jemima Jane b. 1 Sept. 1821
3 James B. b. 10 July 1823
4 William H. b. 21 Apr. 1827
5 Alfred L. b. 11 Dec. 1830
Thomas Mann came to Montgomery County from Adair Co. KY by Nov. 1830.

JOHN MEISENHEIMER/MISENHAMER
b. 1780-90
m. Sarah Fogleman
d. 17 Nov. 1838
Children:
1 Polly b. 14 Feb. 1807 m. Andrew J. Nash d. 9 Dec. 1848
2 Lydia b. 1816 IL m. 29 Jan. 1840 Nelson Cline
3 Tice - a merchant in Fredericksville, Schuyler Co. IL in 1882
4 Daniel b. 12 Dec. 1829
5 Elizabeth b. 10 Mar. 1831
6 Margaret b. 18 Mar. 1833
7 Sarah Jane b. 16 July 1835 d. by Mar. 1853
8 Nancy Mariah b. 3 July 1838
John Meisenheimer was a wagon maker, carpenter, and farmer in Hillsboro Twp.


DORES/DORICE DWIGHT SHURMWAY/SHUMWAY
b. 28 Sept. 1813 Williamsburg, Worcester Co. Mass,
m. 3 June 1841 Montgomery Co. - Emily R.A. Rountree
d. 9 May 1870
children:
1 Hiram P. b. June 1842
2 John N.C. m. Lillie Rothchild
D.D. Shurmway moved from Mass. to Zanesville Ohio in 1837 and on to Montgomery Co. in 1841. In 1843, he moved to Christian Co. where he was a merchant in Taylorville. After he retired in 1858, he gave his attention to his large landed estate. He had served as a Representative in the General Assembly in 1846, in the Constitutional Convention in 1847, and as Christian Co. Judge for 4 years.

JOSEPH WILLIAMS
See Part 1

JAMES WILSON
See Part 1



If any of the above county commissioners are from your families, we suggest that you verify the material. We used only the printed sources listed in Part I. There is no way that we could verify each item of information they contained.


Sources and Notes:
The names of commissioners and dates were taken from INVENTORY OF THE COUNTY ARCHIVES OF ILLINOIS prepared by the Illinois Historical Record Survey, Project Division of Professional Service Project, Work Projects Administration #68 Montgomery County (Hillsboro) Oct 1839. It was provided by Mary Gerdes, a genealogical society member who was a deputy clerk in the Montgomery County Clerk's Office.

The research done (in 1981) on the individual county commissioners was compiled by Connee Speiser and Lynn Reener. If any of these commissioners are from your family, we suggest that you verify all material. It is not possible for us to verify all the material we used from the following printed sources:

EARLY SETTLERS OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY ILLINOIS Vols. 1-4 research by Walter R. Sanders and Vol. 5 typed copies of articles by A.H.H. Rountree, Henry Pyatt, and an unknown man from Irving.

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ILLINOIS AND HISTORY OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY ILLINOIS, Vols. 1 & 2

HISTORY OF BOND AND MONTGOMERY COS ILLINOIS, by Perrin 1882

PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF MONTGOMERY AND BOND COUNTIES ILLINOIS 1892 "Hillsboro Business and Professional Men" - dated Dec. 1895

"Hillsboro Through A Camera" - Christmas Supplement, Montgomery Co. News, Dec. 1894

Historical Society Scrap Book - dated 1915 available at the Hillsboro Library



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